Catton parkrun Event number 262 – 6th October 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 262
6th October 2018

This weekend was the 5th birthday of Catton parkrun and International parkrun day. To celebrate runners turned out in outfits inspires by the let T - from Tinkerbell, Tallulah and Trump to Mr T, there were plenty of people celebrating the style. Check out the pictures here: http://ow.ly/ScXc30m7PMi -

This week 342 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

Well done to junior runners Oliver Wardrope and Wilfred Layte who both completed their 10th parkruns. Congratulations are also due to Lynda Howard and Simon Lawler who both completed their 100th runs. Tim Cheeseman completed the unofficial milestone of 300 runs - very impressive.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Martin YEOMANS • Heather HOUGHTON • Radley FENN • Diane COLLINS • Jennie LEON • Ken LEGGETT • Maureen HAMIS • Brett CORNISH • Kyra CORNISH • Luke CORNISH • Kiara HAMIS • Sam WALL • Ian MARCER • Simon PIFF • Tracey CLAYTON • Judy CROOKS • Theresa CORNISH • Malcolm ROBERTSON • Sandy LOVELOCK • Howard TULLY • Ian CARTER • Derek JARVIS • Chris RICHARDSON • Miranda ELLIS • Maria BELDERBOS • Amélie FENN • Rob MILLER • Katie FENN • Paul SMITH • Alison READ • Emily SPRAGGE • Robin TAYLOR • Ben KENDALL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SENIOR who recorded a time of 15:35 on 29th October 2016 (event number 160).
The female record is held by Iona LAKE who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 186).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.92% (27:04) on 8th April 2017 (event number 184).
Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 7,226 participants have completed 63,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 317,700 km, including 11,462 new Personal Bests.

That’s all for now. Thanks
Ben

 

Catton parkrun – Event number 260 – 22 Sept 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 260
22nd September 2018

This week 351 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

First of this week’s milestones was Sophie Kendall who notched up her 25th volunteering shift (disclaimer: she’s my wife). She’s pregnant and was determined to get to her 25th before her due date this week. It’s a relief to us all that she’s managed to do it in time otherwise she may have ended up giving birth next to the old oak tree in front of hundreds of runners.

Another person celebrating a personal rather than parkrun milestone is regular Georgia Banbury who did her last run before going off to get married.

Finally Jo Ring notched up her 100th run - congratulations to all of you.

Each week we celebrate the achievements of a few of our runners. Well done to the following who all achieved new PBs: Barry Halkyard, Richard McKechnie and Emily Spragge.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Dan GOODWIN • Sheryl GOODWIN • Martin YEOMANS • Gavin THOULESS • Hazel ELLARD • David PARKER • Jennie LEON • Brett CORNISH • Kyra CORNISH • Luke CORNISH • Kiara HAMIS • Stephen HINDE • Judy CROOKS • Ben KENDALL • Sophie KENDALL • Elizabeth HALFORD • Emma MULLEY • Charlie CASTLETON • Lynda HOWARD • Lisa RICHARDSON • Ian CARTER • Derek JARVIS • Chris RICHARDSON • Miranda ELLIS • Daniel WHITMARSH • William BOOTE • Dave THOMAS • Antony JACKSON • Shirley ROSE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SENIOR who recorded a time of 15:35 on 29th October 2016 (event number 160).
The female record is held by Iona LAKE who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 186).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.92% (27:04) on 8th April 2017 (event number 184).
Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 7,170 participants have completed 62,839 parkruns covering a total distance of 314,195 km, including 11,348 new Personal Bests.

Thanks for reading and see you soon.
Ben

 

Catton parkrun Event number 259 – 15th September 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 259
15th September 2018

This week 369 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

Well done to junior runners Addison Wigley and Milo Debbage on completing their 10th parkruns. Congratulations are also due to Kate Hodds, Kathryn Jervis, Nikki Tarrant, Jill Saunders and Derek Jarvis on their 50th runs. And last but definitely not least, well done to Martin Yeomans who completed his 250th parkrun - a total of 1,250kms.

Each week we celebrating the achievements of a few of our runners. Well done to Rohan Day, Aiden Wigley and Jill Palmer on achieving new PBs.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Stephen MOSELEY • Radley FENN • Ben SNELLING • James BISHOP • David PARKER • Matt HOWES • Jennie LEON • Alex WALTON • Brett CORNISH • Kyra CORNISH • Kiara HAMIS • Daniel PALMER • Ben KENDALL • Sophie KENDALL • Elizabeth HALFORD • Richard PETERS • Erena PETERS • Ruth LEARY • Zachary SIVIER • Joshua SIVIER • Roger MADLE • Miranda ELLIS • David FIELD • Stephanie WENN • Annette GREEN • Oliver BISHOP • Nicola HINSLEY • Katie FENN • Tony WARING • Toni CALVER • Shirley ROSE • Andrew G GREY • Gracie CALVER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SENIOR who recorded a time of 15:35 on 29th October 2016 (event number 160).
The female record is held by Iona LAKE who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 186).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.92% (27:04) on 8th April 2017 (event number 184).
Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 7,134 participants have completed 62,488 parkruns covering a total distance of 312,440 km, including 11,276 new Personal Bests.

That’s all for now. thanks.
Ben

 

Catton parkrun Event number 256 – 25th August 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 256
25th August 2018

We had cooler conditions and Catton park was near perfect under foot this week as 400 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 43 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to James Bishop who completed his 100th parkrun on Saturday and to Paul Smith and China King who both completed their 50th.

Well done to Peter Shackleton who completed his 200th parkrun. This isn’t an official milestone but seems too good to pass with comment.

Each week we celebrate the achievements of a few of our runners. So well done to Charlotte Stokes, Neil Bridger and Poppy Chapman who all recorded new PBs.

Each week the event is made possible by a team of volunteers. If you fancy joining in please email cattonhelpers@parkrun.com. This week’s top team was:

Peter KEAN-COCKBURN • Diane COLLINS • Amy RING • Joanne RING • James PALLANT • Katrina MARSHALL • Brett CORNISH • Kyra CORNISH • Luke CORNISH • Adrienne HENDREY • Richard HOLLINGS • Alison MASTERSON • Sophie KENDALL • Julie ADCOCK • Darren WOODWARD • Vicky BLYTH • Miranda ELLIS • David FIELD • Stephanie WENN • Katie PALLANT • Paul FREESTONE • Willow PALLANT • Daniel WHITMARSH • Antony JACKSON • Shirley ROSE • Helen VINSEN • Robin TAYLOR • Ben KENDALL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SENIOR who recorded a time of 15:35 on 29th October 2016 (event number 160).
The female record is held by Iona LAKE who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 186).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.92% (27:04) on 8th April 2017 (event number 184).
Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 7,021 participants have completed 61,401 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,005 km, including 11,116 new Personal Bests.

That’s all, see you soon.
Ben

 

Catton parkrun – Event 253 – Sat 4th Aug

Saturday's run saw 519 runners, 58 of which were first timers(!) and 50 volunteers, as well as many spectators, take to the park to celebrate the life of one of our own. Despite the busy conditions and the heat 29 people managed to get PBs and we had representation from an amazing 28 clubs.

Sze-Ming started running at Catton Park at our second event and was a regular sight every since, until his tragic death on 7th June.

As a run director all the hard work is usually at the start of our weekly event, coordinating the volunteers and setting up the course. Often this means you don't actually have much to do once the event starts (unless something out of the ordinary happens and you have to sprint off in your flip flops). In all honesty this means we are often to be found having a cup of tea once everything gets started, having a chat with our volunteers and catching up with our runners, and generally watching the amazing people that make this event happen every week.

For many years we have watched Sze-Ming. Watched him impressively whip round the course, making it look easy and often being one of the top ten finishers. More importantly we have watched him support and encourage those that weren't so fast, cheer everyone else on and spend time chatting to everyone at the end- people he knew well and those he didn't. There is a reason he was so well known and so well liked.

It was by these actions that Sze-Ming captured the very essence of parkrun, and by these actions that he will be remembered by many. For most it's not about being in the top ten and I very much doubt that's what brought Sze-Ming to Catton each week. It's the sense of community that keep many of us coming back. The friends we've made, the happy atmosphere, and the sense of belonging to something awesome, that accompany the feeling that you've achieved something every time you take part, whether you participate or volunteer. Alex said to me, during the run, that parkrun was "part of Sze-Mings heart", and I'm sure its found its way into the hearts of many of the almost 7000 people that have joined us at Catton at one point or another.

I didn't know Sze well at all, but it was a privilege to be involved in Saturdays memorial run, and I'm sure all of the volunteers and runners feel the same. We were honoured to be joined by Alex and Sze-Ming's family and pleased that his two brothers joined us for the run. We hope they took some comfort from such a positive event that celebrated the things that Sze-Ming loved, and clearly demonstrated how well thought of and respected their lost loved one was.

Myself and the rest of the team would like to say a big thank you to the 50 (FIFTY!) volunteers that turned out to support the event, as well as those that contributed to its smooth running. The Friends of Catton Park always deserve a special mention for looking after us so well, and Saturday saw an exceptionally organised and well prepared effort made by the team.

These events could not happen without the donation of our volunteers most valuable asset - their time - and for that we are always grateful. Which leads me to my plea to please let us know if you are able to volunteer over the coming month - with the summer holidays upon us we are very, very short of volunteers. Please email cattonoffice@parkrun.com or drop us a line on Facebook if you are able - we try to avoid last minute appeals for help where possible.

As always we thank you all for your continued support
Shelley & the core team

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